BGCP est le regroupement des services d'incendie pour les municipalités de Bryson, Ile-du-Grand-Calumet et Portage-du-Fort. Le chef de pompier est Gerald Stewart.
BGCP is the union of the fire departments for Bryson, Grand-Calumet Island and Portage du Fort. The fire chief is Gerald Stewart.
To become a part-time Firefighter with the B.GC.P Fire Department, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Be at least 18 years of age
Be legally entitled to work in Canada
Live in or own a residence in Bryson, Ile-du-Grand-Calumet or Portage-du-Fort.
Quebec Class 5 Driver's Licence
Satisfactory physical fitness assessment (to be conducted by the department on selected applicants)
Once accepted, complete the Fire Fighter 1 training program
Along with earning 15.00$ per hour, the Volunteer Firefighters Tax Credit provides a 15% non-refundable tax credit based on an amount of $3,000 for volunteer firefighters who perform at least 200 hours of service for their communities during the year.
The B.GC.P Fire Department is leading the way in communication solutions.
We are now using technology to cut communication costs and greatly improve services across all three municipalities. We can now access dispatch information, responder locations, incident communications, water supply locations, pre-plans and personnel data on a smartphone, tablet, or computer using a new software application from Echo Response Technologies,
Echo Responder uses intuitive touch-screen navigation and formats contacts so they can be dialed with a single touch. All our Fire Fighters can also view addresses on an interactive map and receive turn-by-turn directions to an incident.